Famed Los Angeles weekly radio show "The Hollywood Nite Shift" with Phil Austin (of Firesign Theatre) and Michael C. Gwynne (Character actor and R&B Aficionado). An hour of inspired improvisation featuring characters The Duck, Johnny Hunkmaster, Atomic Wimp and Stunky and Hutch. Air Date: Sunday Evening, September 10, 1978 7PM to 8PM on KROQ. Hosted by Laura Quinn.
Recorded off air reel to reel 1/2 track stereo 7.5 i.p.s. Analog to Digital conversion at 16 bit / 44.1k samples/sec.
January 21, 2018 Subject:
Opening and Closing Theme
The Hollywood Nite Shift theme music is "Shame, Shame, Shame" by Shirley & Company. Their 1974 hit has vocals. The version heard on The Hollywood Nite Shift is the five minute instrumental found on the "Shame, Shame, Shame" LP. There is a shorter instrumental version, with less sax on the b-side of the single.
June 15, 2013 Subject:
Hollywood Night Shift airchecks
I have the HNS air-checks though they are all on Ampex 456 with the sticky residue issue
Reviewer:Robert B. Livingston
June 12, 2013 Subject:
"Twenty-seven years in syndication"-- and this is all that is left?
Nowadays you can find just about anything, even the most obscure radio programs on the 'net. What a shame if this is all that exists of "The Hollywood Nite Shift."
It is pure anarchic genius-- a pleasant trip back to the later 1900s.
I love the descriptions of eternal San Francisco (Turk Street stays the same) and the poetry-loving girls in Berkeley, San Jose and such.
The Hollywood Nite Shift: "You do not need identification. You do not need private business cards... you hardly need a brain."
This is really funny stuff!
The musical intro to the show comes from Shirley and Company's "Shame, shame, shame."
August 3, 2012 Subject:
Review with question about opening music
I used to listen to this show all the time way back when. Being a big fan of the Firesign Theatre who's other members would float in to the show now and again. Frazer Smith was one of the funniest DJ's on the air back then. Between Michael C. Gwynne, Phil Austin and Frazer Smith and other various guests, both real, and fictional it was quite funny.
One thing I never knew is who does the opening music? Anybody out there know? If you do, can you tell me. eMail me at, firstname.lastname@example.org
January 25, 2012 Subject:
KROQ AM&FM ~ The Hollywood Nightshift
This is a good show, although not a typical Hollywood Nightshift show. There were usually 3 stars that hosted this show, which aired Sunday nights over KROQ/AM&FM (Pasadena, California), during 1977 & 1978. The missing man this night is Frazer Smith, (Stand-Up Comedian) who also had his own show on this station, during the week, playing free form Rock & Roll. The unique thing about this particular show, however, is that we hear more of Michael C. Gwynne (One time D.J. & actor) & Philip Austin (Of The Firesign Theatre). And, that aint bad. It was all improvised & off the cuff.